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Wrong Side of the Paw By Laurie Cass: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE September 9 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


The assistant director of lower Michigan’s Chilson District Library, Minnie Hamilton, is more than a little proud of the bookmobile program she has been running for the past year. She’s also grown accustomed to living on a tiny houseboat until the long winter sets in, at which time Minnie moves into her Aunt Frances’s unique matchmaking boarding house.

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Overflow: Helping Hoarders and Banning Backyard Breeders

FROM THE September 9 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Wendy Hunter


Some people collect snow globes and shot glasses, while others collect animals. They rescue the dozens of undernourished and unwanted dogs and cats roaming their neighborhood. The Hoarding Animals Research Consortium defines animal hoarding as: “having more than the typical number of companion animals; an inability to provide even minimal standards of nutrition, sanitation, shelter and vet care.

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Feral Paws Rescue: Milo’s Story

FROM THE September 9 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Lupe Gore


When Milo the kitty showed up one day at a feral feeding station in a dark, trash-strewn alley in South Los Angeles, he was just one of the hundreds of thousands of cats and kittens in this huge city who might have once had a home, but were then dumped on the street: their owners die, move away, or simply don’t want a cat around any more, and they are left to fend for themselves.

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National Suicide Prevention Week 2017

FROM THE September 9 ISSUE

IN THE Mental Health SECTION

by Noah Whitaker




I’ve worked in the field of suicide prevention for nearly a decade. In that time I have seen and experienced a lot of interesting things. National Suicide Prevention Week, which falls September 10-16, 2017, is a perfect time to reflect upon some of the changes and advancements, as well as looking forward to the future.

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High Anxiety: Mystery Short Story

FROM THE September 9 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by John M. Floyd


Joe McClellan led a simple life. He had a wife, two kids, a mortgage, a respectable job, and very few complications. No excitement, no mystery, no oddities. At least until now.

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Third Strike By Kathi Daley: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE September 9 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


Jillian Hanford manages Turtle Cove Resort, a Writer’s Retreat on Gull Island, for her half brother, Garrett, who is recovering from a recent stroke. She and seven other authors of varying ages and literary notoriety collaborate closely to explore and resolve a variety of cold case mysteries that often involve suspicious deaths. Alex Cole, a millennial who at twenty-two made his first million writing science fiction, has brought the group together; he is eager to write a book about Trey Alderman, a local baseball hero, who at the dawn of his dreams coming true dies of a heart attack.

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Tasting the Best Reedley Has To Offer

FROM THE September 9 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Diana Bulls



The Taste of the Town returns to Reedley on Thursday, September 21, and the block of G Street, between 11th and 10th, will be turned into an outdoor dining room. According to RDA spokesperson Denny Mason, guests will “dine under the stars”, feasting on the best that local restaurants, gourmet food shops, wineries and breweries have to offer.

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The Painted Queen By Elizabeth Peters & Joan Hess: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE September 9 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Joan Leotta


It’s the Egyptian 1912-1913 archeological season. Our encounter with Amelia and soon, The Painted Queen (Nefertiti, wife of Akhenaton) is exciting. Amelia is startled in her hotel bubble bath by a would–be assassin who is himself brought down by a dagger. The fast start is typical of the series, but what is not typical is that this book comes out after Peters’ death. It was finished by Peters’ friend and fellow mystery writer, Joan Hess.

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The Murder Mystery Co. Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Parties

FROM THE September 9 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Have you ever attended a murder mystery party? They can be a LOT of fun! When I was in my twenties my brother and I wrote several of them and had parties for our friends-those were so much better than the boxed ones. Recently I heard about a company that puts on murder mystery parties all over the country called The Murder Mystery Co. I took some time to interview Patrick Salyer, their Digital Marketing Assistant about their company, which includes parties in San Francisco.

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Witch Chocolate Bites By H.Y. Hanna: Review/Giveaway/Excerpt

FROM THE September 9 ISSUE

IN THE Food Fun SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


Lord Fitzroy is passionate about proving to the Tillyhenge citizens that he has their best interest at heart. They were reticent when he became Lord of Huntingdon Manor that he might introduce too many modern ideas effecting their heritage and traditions. But everyone seems thrilled with the new Tillyhenge Open-Air Cinema presented on the manicured lawn of the estate.

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Hound of the Baskervilles On Stage At 2nd Space

FROM THE September 6 ISSUE

IN THE Terrance V. Mc Arthur SECTION

by Terrance McArthur


Fog and mist from the windswept moors rolling in through an open door.
A howl in the night.
Red, glowing eyes.
Sherlock Holmes.
It must be…The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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We Are On Vacation!

FROM THE September 2 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Do not panic KRL has not disappeared we are just on our first ever vacation this weekend! We will be back with a full issue again on September 9 and there will still be some midweek articles before that. In the meantime, this is the perfect time to catch up on any articles you may have missed!

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Legends: One Hit Wonders On Stage In Reedley

FROM THE August 30 ISSUE

IN THE Terrance V. Mc Arthur SECTION

by Terrance McArthur


In the land known as Reedley, there is a gem of a theatre, the Reedley Opera House. That theatre is home to a gem of a theatrical troupe, the River City Theatre Company. The RCTC is now presenting a little gem of a show, Legends: One Hit Wonders, onstage until September 10.

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Brick MADNESS Local Movie Premiere

FROM THE August 28 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


KRL feels it is very important to support the local arts and entertainment community in the San Joaquin Valley and this week we are chatting with the director of a locally made film called Brick MADNESS which will have its Red Carpet Public Premiere in Fresno on September 9 at the Tower Theatre. Enjoy our chat with director Justin McAleece!

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